THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! Friday/Saturday June 16/17



Friday/Saturday June 16/17 – 37 artists will be in Parrsboro to paint in real time in the open – “plein” air to compete for $6000 in cash awards.

They’re from Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Maine, New Brunswick, Ohio and Massachusetts.

These artists are going to paint the mighty Bay of Fundy! At locations along the spectacular Parrsboro Shore from Economy Mt. to Advocate.

Who knows? Through the collective lens of these artists, through the spontaneity and creative fire of plein air, we just might see – hot off the press! – original works of art that bring a fresh interpretation of, and a whole new perspective on, the amazing Minas Basin/ Parrsboro Shore.

You can see all of these original new works of art at:

THE COLLECTORS’ GALA – SAT JUNE 17, 8 -10 PM.  All the artists will be there with all of the new works of arts on display – 74 of them! 

The Collectors’ Gala is the first viewing of the paintings, and it’s also Awards Night with Festival Judge Roger Savage (a plein air master) revealing the winning artists. The energy and creative engagement of this evening is going to make for an exciting, one-of-a-kind event. 

Tickets are $100, $150 per couple, and $100 can go to the purchase of a painting.

Live Music. Hor d’oeuvres and a complimentary glass of wine.

PUBLIC ART SALES: Sunday, June 18

At The Hall, 44 King St & at Art Lab, 121 Main St- 10 am to 5 pm. Admission Free.

QUICK DRAW CONTEST Just For Fun! Sunday June 18. Sign Up at The Bandstand, 10 am to noon. Painting Contest – noon to 2 pm. Judging at Bandstand – 2:30 pm. Prizes – $100/$50/$25

$10 fee – Open to All!

Tickets for Collectors can be purchased on line at:

To purchase tickets directly, please contact;

Executive Director Robert More


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Robert More

Executive Director

Parrsboro Creative

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on!”

– Einstein